- This Edwardian mansion, set in a jaw-dropping cliffside location overlooking the sea and Bantry Bay, is Cape Town’s most exclusive hotel, offering discreet glamour, splendid isolation and spectacular views.
- Situated in the heart of one of the most exclusive suburbs, just ten minutes away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and in walking distance to the Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, this elegant Edwardian mansion overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
- A bastion of culture and elegance in Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is an art-filled escape in an Edwardian mansion. Each of the 13 rooms is spacious and bright, but the hotel offers plenty to explore outside the room. The estate pays tribute to South African culture, with two centuries of local art spread throughout the house, including in a dedicated gallery.
- Enjoy the gourmet cuisine, tasting fine vintage wines and surveying the impressive private art collection, plus a view of the Atlantic Ocean that is quite simply spectacular.
- Stroll the terraced gardens or grab chairs by the ocean-facing pool. Even the restaurant is a tribute to the country, with elevated regional specialties best paired with local wines from the 7,500-bottle collection.
- Tucked away in Villa One, the spa holds three individual treatment rooms and a couples’ massage room, along with a sauna and steam room.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Wine is taken very seriously at Ellerman House, and the hotel’s 7500-strong collection of South African wines represent both established and emerging labels from the Western Cape’s world-renowned wine regions. Many of the wines in the collection are rare or special releases augmented by sought-after vintages bought on auction. Wines from the cellar are only made available on the hotel’s wine list once they have been optimally aged and are deemed ready for enjoyment at peak maturity. Many of these fine wines are also available by the glass without compromising on quality, thanks to the Le Verre de Vin preservation system. The depth of the wine list allows guests to try verticals of vintages whereby the same wine can be sampled over various releases. Integrating outstanding contemporary
The Ellerman House art collection takes visitors to this fine hotel on a journey that explores the huge social and cultural shift that South African art has made from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The art in this collection tells of the character of our land and the expression of our unique South African experience. From the time of the early pictorial historians of the midnineteenth century, such as Thomas Bowler, you acknowledge that this country has a flavour of its own – an essential nature that distinguishes it from other places.Communities in South Africa were extremely physically and culturally isolated from international centres of artistic innovation in the early 20th Century – a time before instantaneous globalisation of today. The Ellerman House collection traces the progress of pioneering work done in the 1930s by a generation of artists, such as Gregoire Boonzaaier, Maggie Laubser andIrma Stern, who were members of The New Group..
Ellerman House, in partnership with Benguela Diamonds, is offering its guests an exclusive opportunity to embark on a ‘diamond safari’ to the mineral-rich west coast of South Africa – a unique place of origin for diamonds worthy of the most exquisite jewellery settings. Benguela Diamonds is named after the predominant current, the cold, nutrient-rich Benguela Current, which flows in a northerly direction off the westcoast of South Africa.
Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay, and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features shaded verandas and terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean. There are 13 individually decorated rooms and suites complemented by two ultra-modern villas.
The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement a daily menu of modern classics. Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualising every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions.
Ellerman House has nine luxurious rooms and two spacious suites with adjoining lounges. Each room is lavish, en-suite and houses original South African art.The rooms all have flat-screen satellite TV, under-floor heating, air conditioning, internet connectivity and a complimentary room bar as well as delicious home-made treats. All but two have magnificent views over the glittering Atlantic Ocean and world famous Robben Island. Each room is slightly different in either its lay-out or interior decor, yet all combine a classic style with modern touches.
Classic House Room
The spacious Classic Room is en-suite and includes satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).
Superior House Room
Featuring a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. These rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).
Deluxe Spa Room
Featuring endless ocean views and a shared deck. These rooms are are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 37 square metres (398 square feet)
Deluxe House Room
Featuring breathtaking ocean views and a private terrace, these rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 44 square metres (474 square feet).
Ellerman House Suite
Featuring ocean views, terrace, lounge and dining area. All suites are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 102.5 square metres (1103 square feet).
Ellerman House Villa One
Villa One is the quintessential coastal retreat with an exquisite, sea-view location in Bantry Bay, one of the most sought-after residential suburbs in Cape Town. Sheltered from the prevailing Southeaster wind in summer, it offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic mountain scenery characteristic of this stretch of the rugged and beautiful Cape Peninsula. With accommodation for up to 10 people, spacious entertainment and relaxation areas and a private infinity pool, the villa epitomises the glamorous beach lifestyle for which Cape Town has become world famous.
Ellerman House Villa Two
Gravity defying, ultra-modern architecture and breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views define the newest addition to Ellerman House. Separate to Ellerman House yet on the same property, Villa Two offers all the benefits of being attached to an exclusive small hotel coupled with life’s ultimate luxuries – complete privacy and discreet, highly personalised service. Designed with the discerning luxury traveller in mind, Villa Two is ideally suited to families or groups of friends. A compliment to the old-world elegance of the original Ellerman House, Villa Two and its sister residence, Villa One, add a glamorous, contemporary edge to the hotel’s classic style and refined ambience.
The restaurant, along with the rest of the property, is not open to the public providing exclusivity and privacy to all guests when dining in the Dining Room or outside on one of the three beautiful terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. Our dedicated Sommelier who is able to pair our extensive wine collection with cuisine for lunch and dinner can take guests on a culinary journey experiencing the rich history of South African winemaking through a wine and tapas or wine and three-course menu pairing.
Ellerman House Restaurant
The restaurant at Ellerman House is not open to the public and is for the exclusive use of resident guests. Breakfast is always a gourmet spread, enjoyed on the ocean-view terrace in fine weather. The kitchen team, headed up by an experienced chef, produces daily a la carte lunch and dinner menus featuring modern, classically inspired cuisine with a South African twist. Inspired by ‘farm-to-table’ eating, the menus rely on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients of superior provenance. Guests are encouraged to wander into the open-plan kitchen to discuss specific dietary requirements or to request a favourite dish or celebratory menu to mark a special occasion. For those who get late-night cravings or simply want a quick sandwich or light snack at any time, there is a complimentary, 24-hour guest pantry stocked with everything from homemade sweet and savoury treats to chocolates, crisps and other irresistible snacks.
Ellerman House Cuisine
As guests enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, our team of dedicated chefs, led by Executive Chef Grant Daniels, delight with vibrant South African inspired recipes.Seasonal local flavours are infused with culinary inspiration from around the globe with only the best regionally produced and sourced ingredients being used in our dishes.
Many of the wines in our collection are rare or special releases and have been augmented by sought-after vintages bought at private auction. Wines from the cellar are only made available on the hotel’s wine list once they have been optimally aged and are deemed ready for enjoyment at peak maturity..
The hotel has a stunning infinity swimming pool, with sea views and the Ellerman House Spa and Gym offers the latest equipment in an unrivalled setting of beauty and splendour. Reserved solely for guests of Ellerman House or Villa, privacy and exclusivity are completely guaranteed.
For the exclusive use of hotel and villa guests,the Ellerman House Spa is a natural extension of the property’s commitment to quality and personalised service. Situated on the ground-floor of Villa One, it is approached through a garden with tranquil water features, lush indigenous plants and ocean views. A small, highly experienced team of therapists offer a carefully considered menu of beauty and body treatments designed for relaxation, rejuvenation and self-improvement. Everything is designed to soothe the senses while the body and mind are coaxed into balance. With three single treatment rooms and one double room designed for couples, the spa specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques and anti-ageing beauty rituals drawing on the wisdom and restorative, healing techniques of different cultures from around the world. In addition, there is a sensation shower, sauna and steam room for hydrotherapy. Specialised massage techniques on offer include traditional Japanese body work, Bellabaci, aromatherapy, lymph drainage, and deep-tissue massage. The spa stock a choice of excellent skin care ranges including Environ, !QMS Medicosmetics, Lilian Terry Oils, Vita Liberata, Mama Mio, Helio Care & Healing Earth products,for facials, pedicures, manicures, bronzing and scrubs.
Located on the lower terrace of the hotel, our lap pool is heated to a temperature between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius. This pool is perfect for guests who enjoy a swim as part of their workout, while enjoying great views across the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively soak up the rays and relax beside the pool in our loungers with a good book.
Secluded in the lush gardens near the swimming pool, the Ellerman House fitness facilities offer a fully equipped gym for guests wanting to maintain fitness during their stay. With its state-of-the-art equipment, sauna and change rooms, guests can enjoy an energising workout while taking in a signature view of the Atlantic.Our Technogym Excite equipment includes free weights and benches, treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical trainer, medicine balls and exercise mats. As always, our staff are available to familiarise guests with the facility and offer assistance when needed.
The Ellerman House Library offers guests a collection of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus magazines from around the world. Our guests love to sit and read books in the morning, or enjoy an after-dinner drink by the fireplace.For convenience, a nearby computer and printer are connected to the network and available for complimentary guest use.
We created a calm, contemporary space for friends to gather at the end of the day and chat about the incredible adventure they find themselves on. A space for the classic raconteur to wax lyrical about his or her African escapades. A space to say goodnight to another glorious day in the motherland while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. This is BAR ROC.
The Pantry is your guilty pleasure. Fresh, homemade treats are prepared daily. Perfect for a light snack between meals or ideal for supplies whilst out for the day.